One of the things that concerned me a great deal about the American willingness to give up power to the Bush administration after 9/11 was that once power is yielded, it is seldom given back at least not willingly. I asked a question back then which is still valid. You don't mind it now but what if it's someone from the other party who has it?
People often are comfortable with the power being in those who talk like they want to hear, in their own party, but they should not be. Nobody can be trusted with ultimate power and yet that is what has been happening in the United States and it has not been undone as I feared it would not.
Some liked Hillary Clinton's foreign policy address a lot. I did not and this article says well what my concerns were. I hope righties and lefties will read the article. This problem is not linked to one or the other party. It's about power. I don't care if it's in a personal relationship or a business or a country-- power once given away is hard to get back.
The party that gave up this power to the last administration in the name of revenge and physical safety is the party that wants it back again. Americans might well give it back. Will that party have learned anything through it all?
We all need to look at who wants the power and what they are doing with it. Is there anybody running, left or right, who would give this kind of power up? For those who worry about the growth of government, this is what they should fear. I have a fear too that by the time they finally realize it, it might be too late to do anything about it. Maybe it already is given the Supreme Court is totally in the hands of power to the prince mentality.